The Slovenia Times

Tine Mihelic, 1941-2004



He was discovered after an intensive mountain search spanning four days. Mihelic was born on 20th May, 1941 in Bohinj, but had later settled in Ljubljana. A trained academic musician and member of the Slovene Philharmonic Orchestra, his heart had always lay with the mountains. He reached his first alpine ascent at the age of 17, from which there was no way back, later becoming an alpine publicist at 22 and Andinist at 23. His alpine adventures had taken him all over the world- among his conquests are the many climbing routes in the Julian Alps, Dolomites, Paklenica, and Andes (Cordillera Blanca, Cordillera Real). In total, his ascents reach an astonishing 1000 in quantity, 54 of these being competetive. His travels also amounted to an impressive authorial career, Mihelic having written many mountain guides, mostly dedicated to the Julian Alps, as well as a travel biography about his experience in the Andes. It is safe to say that the leagacy of one of Slovenia's finest is sure to live on for many years to come, both in memory and in the alpine community.


More from Nekategorizirano